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Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Volunteers Needed for 2020 Hurricane Season

The Shelter Service Associate is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance for disaster clients. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.

Willingness to work in a COVID-19 shelter.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to build appropriate and effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents.
  • Ability to support and correct performance, manage conflict and ask for help early on so that workflow and service delivery does not impact shelter residents or the shelter community.
  • Demonstrates clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication.
  • Lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times/shift.
  • Stand and or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift.
  • Walk on uneven terrain.
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity and/or extreme cold.
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs.
  • Speak clearly on phone and in person.
  • Work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
  • Drive in daytime and at night
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
  • Availability to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
  • Willing to complete 3 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position

Time Commitment:

Local: Minimum of 5 days working 4-, 6- or 12-hour shifts

Beyond region: Minimum of 14 days working 8 or 12 hour shifts

Approximately 3 hours of virtual training are required.

To apply: create a profile by visiting: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/urgent-need-for-volunteers.html

 

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Volunteers needed through 9/30/2020

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